FAMILY

Did I tell you? I have a new show, Raising Manhattan

Did I tell you? I have a new show, Raising Manhattan

Did I tell you yet? I have a new show on Awestruck. A lot of big things have been happening over in the Gruber-Hermon household. Pretty exciting stuff, actually. First, we went from having four kids in our New York City apartment, to having five. No, you didn’t miss a pregnancy, and no, we didn’t adopt. A really beautiful, sweet, and fragile foster child basically appeared at our doors... »

Philadelphia Dad Brilliantly Uses Cheesesteaks to Measure Baby’s Growth

Philadelphia Dad Brilliantly Uses Cheesesteaks to Measure Baby’s Growth

Yes, a cheesesteak is a legitimate baby measurement tool. People in Philadelphia look at their cheesesteak much like those in New York or Chicago look at their pizza: very, very seriously (and if you’re reading this, there’s a job where you can actually get paid to eat pizza). And, so, when a Philadelphia dad decided to repurpose the legendary cheesesteaks as a baby growth chart, it wa... »

Most Jewish Toy Set Ever Sells Complete with Hasidic Jew Hats

Most Jewish Toy Set Ever Sells Complete with Hasidic Jew Hats

The set comes complete with a tiny, furry Hasidic Jew hat, too. In the world of Judaism, the guac is always extra, except the guac isn’t actually guac — it’s the various religious accessories and toppings, like striemels, the furry black Hasidic Jew hats you’ve seen around Brooklyn, and it’s hard to find a fun toy version realistic enough to make your kids lose their ... »

Want smarter kids? Try living near a park.

Want smarter kids? Try living near a park.

Science suggests living near a park can boost childhood brain development. Sure, a view is always nice, but living near a park may offer more significant benefits than just the sounds of birds chirping and children playing. Researchers from Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) in Spain studied data from 1,500 children collected during 2003-2013 and performed two types of attention test... »

There’s a Discounted Ancestry.com DNA Kit Sale Happening Right Now

There’s a Discounted Ancestry.com DNA Kit Sale Happening Right Now

This is probably the best time of the year to order one of those Ancestry.com DNA kits. If you’ve been sitting around twiddling your fingers for years, wondering exactly how you ended up looking the way you do, and then letting your mind drift off to the wild and exciting genetic “what if” scenarios, good news — Ancestry.com DNA tests are temporarily discounted. I did my ow... »

Teachers Will be Most Annoyed by Kids with these 6 Troublemaker Names

Teachers Will be Most Annoyed by Kids with these 6 Troublemaker Names

Recent poll data suggests giving a baby any of these troublemaker names will result in more notes home from teachers. Recent research by SchoolStickers.com found that out of 59,000 students and 1.1 million ordered rewards, certain names received the most positive stickers. The names least likely to receive commendation stickers (you know, the ones that say things like “good job!” and &... »

We Polled Real Dads: Here’s What They Want for Father’s Day

We Polled Real Dads: Here’s What They Want for Father’s Day

We polled read dads to ask what they really want for Father’s Day. The results may surprise you. When we used social media to poll real dads (822 respondents, 97% were based in the USA with at least one child under the age of 18) about what they’d actually love this Father’s Day we were surprised to see just how realistic dads seem to be. We weren’t shocked that literally z... »

5 Gadget Gifts for Mom She’ll Obsess Over this Mother’s Day

5 Gadget Gifts for Mom She’ll Obsess Over this Mother’s Day

The best gifts for Mom are the ones that result in tasty meals, obviously. The Smart Herb Garden 3 You can help Mom grow fresh herbs in her kitchen with zero effort with this advanced and easy indoor self-growing gardening solution. The specially developed Smart Soil and built-in sensors ensure plants get the optimal water, oxygen and nutrients they need to thrive. This means, organic herbs at her... »

Mom Astrology: What to Give for Mother’s Day Based on the Zodiac

Mom Astrology: What to Give for Mother’s Day Based on the Zodiac

If you’re up in arms over Mother’s Day gifting (agh, it’s so soon!), don’t worry. Celeb astrologer Matthew Currie sorted mom astrology out for you. “Fretting over a Mother’s Day present and Sun Sign ‘personalities’ are both kind of clichés, but you’ve got to admit that most clichés are grounded in some for of truth,” explains Matthew Curr... »

Julia from Sesame Street, First Autistic Muppet, Visits Sesame Place

Julia from Sesame Street, First Autistic Muppet, Visits Sesame Place

Julia from Sesame Street, the show’s first autistic Muppet character, is making occasional visits to Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Fans from around the world have celebrated Julia from Sesame Street’s addition to the long-running show, and now there’s even more reason to smile — the first autistic Muppet character from the show is set to make occasional visits to... »

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